Anderson homer in 9th lifts White Sox past Rockies 5-4

DENVER (AP) Tim Anderson was looking for another fastball. And, when it came, there was no getting it by him.

Anderson homered off Colorado closer Greg Holland leading off the ninth inning, lifting the Chicago White Sox past the Rockies 5-4 on Saturday night.

''I never got off the heater,'' said Anderson, whose parents and siblings were in the stands watching the game. ''All the time I thought he was going to throw the heater in. I was onto the heater.''

Anderson, who also hit a home run in Friday night's loss to Colorado, drove a 1-2 pitch from Holland (1-1) into the stand of evergreens beyond the center-field wall for his ninth home run of the season.

''His family was here and he's been playing pretty loose and been pretty happy. Nice to see the look on his face, and playing with a little more joy,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''He hit a homer in each of the last two days. Both went to center. This one tonight was a very big one.''

Holland said he had hoped to put the fastball low and away, but it wound up belt-high and right over the plate.

''It's one of those situations where it was more of a mental mistake than a physical one,'' Holland said. ''You can't do that with two strikes. It's easier to deal with when you just get beat, but when you feel like you completely goofed, it's a different story. I threw a pitch in the middle of the plate ahead in the count in a tie ballgame. I didn't deserve to get out of there without a run and it unfortunately cost us tonight.''

The win snapped a three-game losing streak by the White Sox and denied the Rockies' bid for successive wins for the first time in three weeks.

David Robertson pitched a perfect ninth for his 13th save, striking out the last two batters, including Charlie Blackmon on a disputed called third strike. Blackmon heatedly argued the call with plate umpire Sam Holbrook, claiming it was low, and threw his helmet and bat to the ground after getting tossed. Manager Bud Black also was ejected for arguing the call with Holbrook.

Trailing 4-3 in the eighth, Colorado evened the score when Mark Reynolds hit a leadoff triple off reliever Tommy Kahnle (1-3) and scored on Gerardo Parra's sacrifice fly.

After Willy Garcia hit a one-out triple in the fourth, pitcher Jose Quintana lifted a sacrifice fly to left to give the White Sox a 4-2 lead.

Colorado pulled within a run in the sixth. Quintana issued a pair of walks around striking out Nolan Arenado, who homered earlier. Parra hit a one-out RBI double and Quintana was relieved by Anthony Swarzak, who got out of the jam by striking out Trevor Story and inducing a groundout from Tony Wolters.

Quintana finished with 10 strikeouts, tying a season high, and allowed three runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Jeff Hoffman went seven innings for Colorado, allowing four runs on seven hits.

The White Sox jumped on Hoffman for three runs in the first, hitting two of their three triples in the game. With two outs, Jose Abreu tripled off the right-field wall before Todd Frazier walked. Yolmer Sanchez followed by tripling over the head of center fielder Blackmon. Kevan Smith singled Sanchez home.

The Rockies responded in their half of the first when Arenado drove Quintana's 2-2 offering 15 rows into the left field bleachers for his 17th homer, a two-run shot, and his second homer in as many games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: OF Avisail Garcia was held out of the starting lineup for a second consecutive game to rest a bruised right middle finger. The team's lone All-Star, Garcia is expected to be back in the lineup Sunday, the final game before the All-Star break.

Rockies: Slumping OF Carlos Gonzalez was out of the starting lineup for a second consecutive game. Gonzalez, batting .217, has struggled at the plate in between his first stint on the disabled list in three years. He struck out as a pinch hitter in the ninth for the game's final out. Gonzalez spent 1 1/2 weeks on the DL for a shoulder injury before being reinstated Monday.

UP NEXT

White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodon (1-1, 1.59 ERA), who had 10 strikeouts in beating Oakland last time out, is slated to make his first career appearance against the Rockies.

Rockies: Rookie LHP Kyle Freeland (8-7, 4.09 ERA) has gone 3-0 with a 2.95 ERA in three previous starts this season against American League teams with wins against Minnesota, Seattle and Cleveland.

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This story has been corrected to show it was a 1-2 pitch from Holland.

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  • W: T. Kahnle (1-3)L: G. Holland (1-1)S: D. Robertson (13)
  • HR: CHW - T. Anderson (9), COL - N. Arenado (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Cabrera LF40000001.287.333.418.7510.0
J. Abreu 1B41200000.300.348.525.8725.0
T. Frazier 3B11000201.215.336.449.7864.0
Y. Sanchez 2B41220012.268.332.402.7356.5
K. Smith C40110002.288.309.371.6812.0
T. Anderson SS41211001.243.266.372.6387.0
W. Garcia RF31100000.262.319.429.7484.0
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D. Robertson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Quintana P10010010.000.000.000.0000.5
A. Hanson RF10000100.218.275.297.5720.0
  • a-flied out for Kahnle in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF51200030.320.372.579.9503.5
D. LeMahieu 2B31100102.309.364.392.7563.0
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A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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N. Arenado 3B41121023.302.351.557.9086.0
M. Reynolds 1B31100111.283.372.513.8864.5
G. Parra LF30120010.327.353.494.8473.5
T. Story SS40100032.224.303.396.6990.5
R. Tapia RF30100121.323.375.490.8651.0
T. Wolters C40000015.267.358.318.676-0.5
J. Hoffman P20000011.136.136.182.318-0.5
b- A. Amarista 2B20000000.259.279.380.6590.0
  • a-struck out for Holland in the 9th
  • b-flied out for Hoffman in the 7th
BATTING
  • 3B - J. Abreu (3), Y. Sanchez (5), W. Garcia (3)
  • HR - T. Anderson (9)
  • SF - J. Quintana
  • RBI - Y. Sanchez 2 (25), K. Smith (14), T. Anderson (28), J. Quintana
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Sanchez 2 (12), K. Smith (8)
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Parra (8), T. Story (11)
  • 3B - M. Reynolds
  • HR - N. Arenado (17)
  • SF - G. Parra (3)
  • RBI - N. Arenado 2 (70), G. Parra 2 (31)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. Hanson (2)
  • Picked Off - T. Anderson
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Blackmon (8)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - G. Parra (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana5.153321014.491.3210.0
A. Swarzak (H, 10)1.21001202.411.002.0
T. Kahnle (W, 1-3) (BS, 1)1.02110102.650.977.5
D. Robertson (S, 13)1.00000202.871.0211.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana5.1
A. Swarzak (H, 10)1.2
T. Kahnle (W, 1-3) (BS, 1)1.0
D. Robertson (S, 13)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hoffman7.07442204.151.159.0
A. Ottavino0.11000005.741.63-1.0
J. McGee0.20000102.701.010.5
G. Holland (L, 1-1)1.01111011.621.02-5.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Hoffman7.0
A. Ottavino0.1
J. McGee0.2
G. Holland (L, 1-1)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Kahnle (2)
  • IBB - A. Swarzak (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 103-66, A. Swarzak 21-13, T. Kahnle 14-9, D. Robertson 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 2-4, A. Swarzak 2-1, T. Kahnle 1-1, D. Robertson 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 23, A. Swarzak 7, T. Kahnle 5, D. Robertson 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. McGee (5)
  • HBP - J. Hoffman (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hoffman 94-56, A. Ottavino 7-5, J. McGee 9-6, G. Holland 15-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hoffman 9-8, J. McGee 1-0, G. Holland 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Hoffman 29, A. Ottavino 2, J. McGee 2, G. Holland 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Cabrera LF40000001.287.333.418.7510.0
J. Abreu 1B41200000.300.348.525.8725.0
T. Frazier 3B11000201.215.336.449.7864.0
Y. Sanchez 2B41220012.268.332.402.7356.5
K. Smith C40110002.288.309.371.6812.0
T. Anderson SS41211001.243.266.372.6387.0
W. Garcia RF31100000.262.319.429.7484.0
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T. Kahnle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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D. Robertson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Quintana P10010010.000.000.000.0000.5
A. Hanson RF10000100.218.275.297.5720.0
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  • a-flied out for Kahnle in the 9th
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C. Blackmon CF51200030.320.372.579.9503.5
D. LeMahieu 2B31100102.309.364.392.7563.0
T. Chatwood PR0000-000.167.167.200.000-
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Gonzalez PH10000010.216.296.336.632-0.5
N. Arenado 3B41121023.302.351.557.9086.0
M. Reynolds 1B31100111.283.372.513.8864.5
G. Parra LF30120010.327.353.494.8473.5
T. Story SS40100032.224.303.396.6990.5
R. Tapia RF30100121.323.375.490.8651.0
T. Wolters C40000015.267.358.318.676-0.5
J. Hoffman P20000011.136.136.182.318-0.5
b- A. Amarista 2B20000000.259.279.380.6590.0
Total34484131515-----
  • a-struck out for Holland in the 9th
  • b-flied out for Hoffman in the 7th
BATTING
  • 3B - J. Abreu (3), Y. Sanchez (5), W. Garcia (3)
  • HR - T. Anderson (9)
  • SF - J. Quintana
  • RBI - Y. Sanchez 2 (25), K. Smith (14), T. Anderson (28), J. Quintana
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Sanchez 2 (12), K. Smith (8)
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Parra (8), T. Story (11)
  • 3B - M. Reynolds
  • HR - N. Arenado (17)
  • SF - G. Parra (3)
  • RBI - N. Arenado 2 (70), G. Parra 2 (31)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. Hanson (2)
  • Picked Off - T. Anderson
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Blackmon (8)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - G. Parra (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana5.153321014.491.3210.0
A. Swarzak (H, 10)1.21001202.411.002.0
T. Kahnle (W, 1-3) (BS, 1)1.02110102.650.977.5
D. Robertson (S, 13)1.00000202.871.0211.0
Total9.08443151---
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana5.1
A. Swarzak (H, 10)1.2
T. Kahnle (W, 1-3) (BS, 1)1.0
D. Robertson (S, 13)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hoffman7.07442204.151.159.0
A. Ottavino0.11000005.741.63-1.0
J. McGee0.20000102.701.010.5
G. Holland (L, 1-1)1.01111011.621.02-5.0
Total9.0955331---
PITCHERSIP
J. Hoffman7.0
A. Ottavino0.1
J. McGee0.2
G. Holland (L, 1-1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Kahnle (2)
  • IBB - A. Swarzak (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 103-66, A. Swarzak 21-13, T. Kahnle 14-9, D. Robertson 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 2-4, A. Swarzak 2-1, T. Kahnle 1-1, D. Robertson 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 23, A. Swarzak 7, T. Kahnle 5, D. Robertson 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. McGee (5)
  • HBP - J. Hoffman (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hoffman 94-56, A. Ottavino 7-5, J. McGee 9-6, G. Holland 15-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hoffman 9-8, J. McGee 1-0, G. Holland 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Hoffman 29, A. Ottavino 2, J. McGee 2, G. Holland 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Anderson homered to center54
  • 8TH INNING
    Parra hit sacrifice fly to center, Reynolds scored44
  • 6TH INNING
    Parra doubled to deep left, LeMahieu scored, Reynolds to third43
  • 4TH INNING
    Quintana hit sacrifice fly to left, Garcia scored42
  • 1ST INNING
    Arenado homered to left, Blackmon scored32
    Smith singled to shallow center, Sanchez scored30
    Sanchez tripled to deep center, Abreu and Frazier scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Greg Holland relieved Jake McGee
    • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson homered to center
    • Matt Davidson hit for Tommy Kahnle
    • M. Davidson: Ball, Davidson flied out to center
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hanson walked
    • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hanson caught stealing, catcher to second, Engel grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • David Robertson pitching
    • A. Amarista: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Amarista grounded out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • Carlos Gonzalez hit for Greg Holland
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Adam Ottavino pitching
    • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Abreu singled to left
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Frazier flied out to deep center, Abreu to second
    • Jake McGee relieved Adam Ottavino
    • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
    • K. Smith: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Abreu to third on wild pitch, Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tommy Kahnle relieved Anthony Swarzak
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Foul, Reynolds tripled to deep right
    • G. Parra: Parra hit sacrifice fly to center, Reynolds scored
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Tapia reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Tapia to second on wild pitch, Ball, Wolters grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Hanson grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Engel lined out to center
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Cabrera grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Alexi Amarista hit for Jeff Hoffman
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Amarista flied out to center
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu singled to right
    • Tyler Chatwood ran for DJ LeMahieu
    • N. Arenado: Arenado grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • K. Smith: Smith grounded out to pitcher
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson lined out to shortstop
    • W. Garcia: Ball, Garcia flied out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked, LeMahieu to second
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra doubled to deep left, LeMahieu scored, Reynolds to third
    • Alen Hanson in right
    • Anthony Swarzak pitching
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • R. Tapia: Tapia intentionally walked
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Wolters grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera lined out to center
    • J. Abreu: Abreu grounded out to catcher
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier hit by pitch
    • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez singled to left, Frazier to third, Sanchez out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wolters lined out to center
    • J. Hoffman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hoffman lined out to first
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson singled to shallow right center
    • W. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson picked off at first, catcher to first, Garcia tripled to deep center
    • J. Quintana: Foul, Strike looking, Quintana hit sacrifice fly to left, Garcia scored
    • A. Engel: Engel lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Parra grounded out to first
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Abreu lined out to second
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked
    • Y. Sanchez: Pickoff attempt, Sanchez lined out to left
    • K. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Smith grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon singled to shallow right
    • D. LeMahieu: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, LeMahieu reached on fielder's choice to first, Blackmon out at second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • W. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to second
    • J. Quintana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Quintana struck out looking
    • A. Engel: Ball, Ball, Engel singled to shallow center
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • T. Story: Story doubled to deep right center
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • J. Hoffman: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hoffman struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • A. Engel: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Engel struck out looking
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to third
    • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Abreu tripled to deep right
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked
    • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez tripled to deep center, Abreu and Frazier scored
    • K. Smith: Ball, Foul, Ball, Smith singled to shallow center, Sanchez scored
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Smith out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Blackmon singled to shallow right
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu flied out to deep center
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Blackmon stole second, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arenado homered to left, Blackmon scored
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Ball, Reynolds flied out to right
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)